What I’ve Discovered Recently

Motivational quote print

I’ve had a lot of time to think recently. Thinking used to be something I largely avoided. It came close to terrifying me as much as stepping outside did. At one point in time thinking used to mean simply dwelling. Dwelling on all the bad things of the past, the maybes, the what could have […]

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls The Silver Star

Not long after reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls I stumbled across The Silver Star in the very same charity shop. If, after enjoying my first Walls book, that isn’t a sign to grab it and hand over £1 then frankly I don’t know what is. Based on her own personal experiences of growing […]

New Start For September

In previous years September has been a source of anxiety for me; Returning to school, starting college, facing another year at university or having less than £30 left in my overdraft. But this year feels different. My head is in a much better place, I feel more confident in myself and at last I’m about […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Front cover of book by Ransom Riggs

I hadn’t heard much about Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs until it got adapted into the visual form. When the adaptation happened it became a bit of a buzz, just like how To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is all over the place right now, and I was interested in […]

Three Months Post Surgery Update

The 15th of August marked three months since I went under the knife, had my sternum broken and had some of my aorta saved from dissecting. Since then it has been a bit of an up and down journey with moments of feeling like a completely new person and times of desperately struggling to do […]

The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

As you might have realised from my review of Sherlock’s memoirs, there was a period in time when I was struggling to sleep. It was as it reached about a week before I was due to return to work after my surgery and then magically stopped being an issue the very night I decided to […]

The Great Penguin Bookchase Boardgame

Tiny books with book covers

Until procrastination on instagram led me to watching Jen Campbell‘s story one day, I had no knowledge of the existence of The Great Penguin Bookchase game. But the minute I saw it there was an impression of it on my mind that resulted in me scouring the internet to find a copy of it. Unlike […]

The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Whenever I have struggled to sleep recently I have found myself in the lounge pondering if I want to carry on reading a current book or start a new one. Quite often I end up wanting an easy read and something that I know that is going to be enjoyable enough to go through so […]

Why I Am Over Bath Bombs

This is a post that I never imagined I would end up writing. For several years I loved bath bombs for the added scent, colour and feel that they add to a bath but on recent reflection my opinions have changed on bath bombs, bubble bars and bubble bath and I thought I would share […]

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

This book took me a number of weeks, maybe even months, to get through. Unfortunately this book was an incredible drag, despite the plot having so much potential, because the writing style stopped a reader from being able to dive in properly. Finding out that Kate wants to enter a deadly race on the beach […]